This quarter examines God's call in stories from the New Testament. The greatest call came to Jesus. Other calls in the New Testament led to the extension of Christian ministry into the world.
The Beginning of a Call
This unit has four sessions from the Gospel of Matthew. Lesson 1 highlights the heritage of Jesus. Lesson 2 tells the story of Jesus' birth. Lesson 3 speaks of the witness of the Magi to Jesus' call as the Messiah. Lesson 4 tells of the call of John the Baptist.
Lesson 1: December 6th, Called Through Heritage, Hebrews 1:1-5, Matthew 1:1-6, 16-17
Lesson 2: December 13th, Called Before Birth, Matthew 1:18-25
Lesson 3: December 20th, A Regal Response to Holy Light, Matthew 2:7-15
Lesson 4: December 27th, Called to Prepare the Way, Matthew 3:1-12
Jesus and Calls in His Ministry
This unit presents four lessons about Jesus' ministry. Luke emphasizes Jesus' call to proclamation and ministry and identifies Jesus as one who calls followers. Mark speaks to Jesus' call to a ministry of healing. John gives us a look at Jesus' call as the intercessor for those who follow him.
Lesson 5: January 3rd, Called to Proclaim Luke 4:14-22
Lesson 6: January 10th, Called to Significance, Luke 5:1-11
Lesson 7: January 17th, Called to Heal, Mark 2:1-12
Lesson 8: January 24th, Called as the Intercessor, John 17:14-24
The call of Women
This five-week study highlights women in ministry. The first lesson focuses on prophesying women mentioned in the New Testament. The second lesson focuses on the Samartitan woman's evangelistic ministry. Lesson 3 explores Mary Magdalene's call to unwavering discipleship. Lesson 4 gives an opportunity to study the impact of Priscilla's ministry. The final lesson focuses on Lydia's call to service and hospitality.
Lesson 9: January 31st, Prophesying Daughters, Luke 2:36-38; Acts 2:16-21; 21:8-9
Lesson 10: February 7th, Called to Evangelize, John 4:25-42
Lesson 11: February 14th, Mary Magdalene: A Faithful Disciple, Luke 8:1-3; Mark 15:40; John 20:10-18
Lesson 12: February 21st, Priscilla: Called to Minister, Acts 18:1-3, 18-21, 24-26; Romans 16:3-4
Lesson 13: February 28th, Lydia: Called to Serve, Acts 16:11-15, 40; 1 Corinthians 1:26-30